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Aug 11, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​John Smith's Stadium
Attendance: 24,121
HuddersfieldHuddersfield Town
0-3
Chelsea

Schindler (45'), Kongolo (83')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Kante (34'), Jorginho (45' pen.), Pedro (80')
Luiz (69')
Timeline
(Willian) N. Kante        34'
45'     C. Schindler (Roughing)
Jorginho (pen.)        45'
(R. Barkley) R. Loftus-Cheek        68'
(Holding) D. Luiz        69'
71'     A. Diakhaby (C. Lowe)
(Willian) E. Hazard        76'
(E. Hazard) Pedro        80'
(Pedro) V. Moses        81'
83'     T. Kongolo (Roughing)

Cesar Azpilicueta: 'Players working hard for Maurizio Sarri'

Azpilicueta: 'Players working hard for Sarri'
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Cesar Azpilicueta acknowledges the importance of Saturday's 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town, giving new boss Maurizio Sarri all three points in his first game in charge.

Captain Cesar Azpilicueta has hailed the quality of Chelsea's squad and admits that it was vital to get off to a winning start under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues were 3-0 winners at Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, picking up all three points in their first outing of the Premier League campaign through goals from N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Pedro.

Sarri has admitted to finding things tough due to the lack of time afforded to him prior to today's trip to the John Smith's Stadium, but Azpilicueta says that he and his teammates will give their all for the Italian, with focus already switching to next weekend's visit of Arsenal.

"We have been working really hard with him. He knows what he wants and our target was to start really well which we have done and now we must get ready for Arsenal," he told BBC Sport.

"Our signings have been very good, adapting very quickly to the team and being comfortable in the the team and we have a very good squad.

"When we created chances today we were clinical. The goal just before half time was massive going into the second half. It meant we could control the game and we could have scored more goals in the end. In the first half every ball and every cross was dangerous for them."

Chelsea's 3-0 win is the largest margin of victory in their first league game under a new manager since a 4-0 win against Portsmouth 10 years ago when Luiz Felipe Scolari was in charge.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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